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Socio-Economic Inequality, Human Trafficking, and the Global Slave Trade
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to discuss human trafficking within the broader framework of socio-economic inequality. The presence of socio-economic inequality in the world creates a system where those in power very easily dominate and take advantage of those people without power. One of the most serious contemporary effects of inequalities between and within nations is the phenomenon of global sex trade or human trafficking for the purposes of sex. Deriving from unequal power relations, human trafficking is a serious global crime that involves the exploitation of many, but mostly females and children. This paper provides an extensive discussion of inequality and its links with human trafficking as contemporary slavery. In conclusion, the paper provides a list of selected intra-national and multi-national service organizations that are adopting strategies for combating trafficking through the reduction of social and economic inequality. Implications for social welfare advocates and international collaborative efforts are highlighted.
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Barner, J.R.; Okech, D.; Camp, M.A. Socio-Economic Inequality, Human Trafficking, and the Global Slave Trade. Societies 2014, 4, 148-160.View more citation formats
Barner JR, Okech D, Camp MA. Socio-Economic Inequality, Human Trafficking, and the Global Slave Trade. Societies. 2014; 4(2):148-160.Chicago/Turabian Style
Barner, John R.; Okech, David; Camp, Meghan A. 2014. "Socio-Economic Inequality, Human Trafficking, and the Global Slave Trade." Societies 4, no. 2: 148-160.
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